Fort Worth, Texas: General Information

Helpful tourism Web sites

Fort Worth Convention & Visitors Bureau

Dallas/Fort Worth maps

Hotels and accommodations

Suggested tourist itineraries

The United Methodist Church

Central Texas Annual Conference
3 miles, seven minutes
464 Bailey Ave., Fort Worth

North Texas Annual Conference
45 miles, 50 minutes
500 Maplelawn Drive, Plano (suburb north of Dallas)

Transportation

Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, Grapevine, Texas — 18 miles

Love Field, Southwest Airlines, Dallas — 34 miles, 39 minutes

(Note: Best bet is Dallas/Fort Worth International, located halfway between Dallas and Fort Worth)

Shopping, eating, nightlife, people watching

Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District — 4 miles, 10 minutes

Billy Bob's Texas (world's largest honky tonk)

Stockyards Championship Rodeo

Grapevine Vintage Railroad

Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame

Sundance Square — five blocks

Museums

List of museums

Amon Carter Museum — 2.8 miles, seven minutes

Kimbell Art Museum — 2.8 miles, seven minutes

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth — 2.6 miles, six minutes

Museum of Science and History — 2.9 miles, seven minutes

National Cowboys of Color Museum — 3.4 miles, eight minutes

National Cowgirl Museum — 2.9 miles, seven minutes

Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame — 3.2 miles, nine minutes

Praying, meditating, relaxing

Botanic Garden & Japanese Garden — 3.2 miles, six minutes

Cowboy, cowgirl stuff

Cattle drives, Fort Worth Stockyards

Horseback riding and outdoor activities

Southfork Ranch Event & Conference Center, Collin County — 54 miles, 62 minutes

Higher education, seminaries

Southern Methodist University, Perkins School of Theology, Dallas — 36 miles, 39 minutes

Texas Christian University, Brite Divinity School — 5 miles, 11 minutes

Texas Wesleyan University — 4 miles, nine minutes

Sports

Golf — public courses

Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie (horse racing) — 20 miles, 24 minutes

Dallas Mavericks, National Basketball Association

Texas Rangers, Major League Baseball — 16 miles, 22 minutes

*Sorry, football and hockey fans. General Conference happens in the off-season for pro football's Dallas Cowboys and pro hockey's Dallas Stars. The Fort Worth Cats minor league baseball team doesn't start until May 11.

For Kids — and Parents

Fort Worth Zoo — 3.2 miles, eight minutes

Six Flags Over Texas, Hurricane Harbor — 16 miles, 22 minutes

Latest News

General Church
Lonnie D. Brooks Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

Commentary: Evaluating the GC2019 organizational plan

A reserve lay delegate praises some of the organizational plan for the special General Conference 2019, but raises concerns about other points, including selection of committee officers.
General Church
The Rev. Lovett H. Weems Jr. Photo courtesy of Wesley Theological Seminary.

Commentary: Should be hard to leave denomination

A church leadership scholar argues making it too easy for churches leaving the denomination removes the impetus to stay with the struggle and undermines the historical goal of unity among Christians.
General Church
The Rev. Thomas E. Bowsher.

Commentary: Officially or unofficially, church will separate

No matter how much we value our shared heritage, the Rev. Thomas E. Bowsher believes The United Methodist Church is already divided and cannot be reconciled.

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